X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
Awesomer Media Sites: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:

Pong Prom: the Gamer’S Way of Asking Someone to Dance

by Lambert Varias
Advertisement

Ed Keeble must be smitten with a fellow gamer, because there is no way that his gimmick would work with other people. The aforementioned gimmick is Pong Prom, and here’s how it works: “Participants don specially-designed hoodies and engage in a game of Pong by slow dancing with each other.” Oooookay. I love video games more than food and I still think this is a weird idea. Cute, yes, but also weird.

pong-prom

Each of the two hoodies is equipped with a Lilypad Arduino, a microcontroller specially designed for wearables and textiles. The Arduinos handle the gameplay, the display and the communication. The patches of conductive fabric on the hoodies serve to connect the Arduinos, while an accelerometer attached to the back of the neck makes the “engage in a game of Pong by slow dancing” bit possible.

Keeble is working on a how-to for the Pong Prom, so if you think this will impress your (prospective) partner, bookmark his website and be on the lookout for the guide. I hear Keeble’s next project will be Dance Dance Prom aka Dance Hero, where you’ll have to execute dance moves as they appear on your partner’s shirt’s screen. And yes, I just made that up.

[via likecool]




Comments are closed for posts older than 90 days.

Comments (1):

  1. Justin Price says:

    yeah, or just go on Prom Date Depot http://promdatedepot.com lol

Recent Posts

DIY Mechanical PONG Table: Mag Hockey

DIY Mechanical PONG Table: Mag Hockey

DonkiBot Auto-follow Trolley Robot: BigDonk

DonkiBot Auto-follow Trolley Robot: BigDonk

SenCbuds Self-pausing Earphones: Plug Back, Playback

SenCbuds Self-pausing Earphones: Plug Back, Playback

Deal: Touch Board DIY Starter Kit

Deal: Touch Board DIY Starter Kit

Laptop or Chromebook: We Pick Chromebook, and Here\

Laptop or Chromebook: We Pick Chromebook, and Here's Why

More from Awesomer Media...

The Awesomer Logo MightyMega Logo 95octane Logo